Malmaison & Hotel du Vin boost meeting sales with new hire


Boutique brands, Malmaison and Hotel du Vin have appointed a new director of sales, Tracey Gent.

The brands, which were acquired in by Asian-based hotel group, Frasers Hospitality, in a mammoth £363m deal, welcome Gent from her role as director of MICE sales at Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.

She was with the Carlson Rezidor Group for more than 13 years.

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In her new role, Gent will work to enhance and build the Malmaison and Hotel du Vin profile in the meetings and events industry.

She joined Carlson Rezidor as director of MICE sales in 2002, having also worked with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and Lonsdale Travel.

Speaking to Conference and Incentive Travel, Gent said: "Having spent more than 13 years with Carlson Rezidor, it had to be something special to entice me away. The opportunity with Malmaison and Hotel Du Vin was exactly that. There are exciting developments in the pipeline and through the new ownership with Frasers Hospitality, we have a new worldwide reach.”